Pavia is one of the oldest cities in Lombardy, a fascinating and romantic destination to visit during your stay in the Oltrepò Pavese.
A university center rich in cultural ferment, Pavia has within it several unmissable architectural and artistic treasures. Getting lost in the narrow alleys of Pavia is an amazing and romantic experience: the cobbled streets lead to small hidden squares, artisan shops and intimate restaurants. Along the Ticino river you can enjoy pleasant walks or bicycle rides, admiring a landscape of peace and tranquility.
The Duomo is one of the most beautiful Renaissance churches in Italy, embellished by the nearby presence of the Visconti Castle with its civic museums, an elegant and refined context surrounded by greenery.
The city is also a pulsating nucleus of tradition and sociality, walking along the cobbled Strada Nuova you will encounter public buildings, characteristic commercial activities and luxury homes.
Don’t miss a visit to the Arnaboldi dome, an architectural structure that recalls the Vittorio Emanuele gallery in Milan, a place of dizzying perspectives and delicate symmetries.
One of the symbols of Pavia, the Covered Bridge offers romantic postcard views of the banks of the Ticino: walking across it at sunset while the rays redden the surface of the water is a unique emotion.
The Certosa di Pavia is located in a small town a few kilometers away, a huge complex monumental consisting of a monastery and a sanctuary, a famous location throughout the Oltrepò Pavese.
Here you will be enchanted by the solemn majesty of its facade decorated with refined sculptural details, by Perugino’s Polyptych and Crespi’s frescoes, by the timeless charm of the tombs of Ludovico il Moro and Beatrice d’Este by the sculptor Cristoforo Solari.
Conclude your day of exploration with a break in Piazza della Vittoria, a lively setting in the heart of Pavia where clubs, bistros and bars fill the evening shades of laughter, conviviality, and life.